· March, 2013

Proposals in Digital Storytelling from March, 2013

March 31, 2013

Finalist – Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Guerrilla Trek

Nepal is a mountainous land-locked country. Although its natural beauty is ever appreciated by all, tourism in Nepal is yet to be cultivated to match with its potentials. Inability to publicize Nepal as a destination internationally has been deemed one of the reasons. Obviously, presence of local tourism entrepreneurs on the internet is barely noticed and it has led to failure in terms of attracting prospective tourists. So it’s our endeavor to put Nepal on the global tourism map through the use of internet in a bid to positively influence the travelers as well as information seekers.

March 30, 2013

Finalist – Brazil: This Is Our Place Film Festival

We at Pronesis Institute of Audiovisual and Social Change have been training low-income youth to produce socially and environmentally engaged documentaries. These short documentaries (5 in total) will be shown to the community in a local film festival that will also be open to other local films. All of the films talk about social and environmental problems of the second poorest region of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. We hope the festival can be attended by many people, especially youth, and we already have confirmation from the mayor that she will attend.

March 4, 2013

Honduras: Youth and Violence Investigative Reporting Project

Every hour and twenty minutes a person dies in Honduras. The murder rate is 85.5 per 100,000 inhabitants and many of them are young people. Working in collaboration with Jovenes Contra La Violencia, Conexihon and USAID we will launch an investigative reporting series that will air on State channel 8 and a cable channel. This 5-part series will focus on analysis, the causes and impact of violence against youth and potential solutions.

Pakistan: Pukar

The main focus of our project is to enhance the skills to use the social media (facebook, twitter,e-mail, digital library, etc) to tell and share their stories. In this way can raise their vice at local and global level.

Mexico: Indian Documentary Laboratory Hñähñu

Workshops that will result in the production of 15 short films made by young people from the ethnic Hñähñu Mezquital Valley in Hidalgo (Mexico). A visual and creative experimentation that has as its theme the sexual and reproductive rights from the perspective of gender, providing tools for recording and editing video from a visual-anthropological methodology and the use of any camera. Creating a blog that hosts these videos.

Brazil: Digital Storytelling from Rio de Janeiro Slum

This project aims to teach video production to ten underprivileged youth, ages 14-20, in a Rio de Janeiro slum to empower and help them overcome the stigma and stereotypes associated with their population, as portrayed by the media. Each participant will produce a short Digital Storytelling about their future goals and life often shaped by violence and drug trafficking.

Pakistan: Social Rehabilitation of CSEC

Commercially, sexually exploited children-CSEC are those children who are sexually exploited & then they become teen age sex workers. CSEC are not born but made by the society who are highly stigmatized & socially isolated. This project will provide social rehabilitation & awareness to 50 CSEC to enter the main life streaming by sharing their stories using blogs, digital photography, digital videos, mobile phones, social networking.

March 3, 2013

India: Empowering Slums through Active Citizen Media

There are about eight large slums in Bhubaneswar struggling with poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation facilities, clean drinking water etc. VIEWS would train two volunteers to use the participatory rural appraisal tools (PRA) to identify issues in the various slums and prepare a micro plan. These issues will be documented and uploaded in various social media and blogs on a regular basis thus highlighting them before a larger forum.

Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Gorilla Trek

Project involves working with communities belonging to different tourism destinations. During the project, we organize story camps at their localities to train local tourism traders and local journalists to upload contents on internet related to interesting events and activities in their localities. thats increase the digital footprint of those community and support tourism in those area.

Albania: Using Learning 2.0 for Youth Active Engagement

This project aims at enabling 30 youths to use Learning 2.0 to aware their peers for the importance of youth political engagement in the frame of the 2013 National Elections. The participants that will successfully complete the training will create their own project by using their gained skills. The project should be an awareness message to enhance youth voting. A youtube channel will be created & the most voted project will win the first place.